MLB Breaking News: Luis Robert to the IL

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In MLB breaking news, the Chicago White Sox have placed OF Luis Robert on the IL. Before tonight’s game, the White Sox issued a statement stating OF Luis Robert has been experiencing flu-like symptoms since Monday evening. For this evening’s game against Detroit, Leury García will start in center field. 

White Sox Senior Vice President/General Manager Rick Hahn issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon: 

“Outfielder Luis Robert called our medical staff Monday night and reported feeling flu-like symptoms. As a precaution, we are placing Robert on the IL until we receive results from further testing. As was the case earlier this month with Dylan Cease, our hope is that his symptoms resolve quickly and that the testing protocols clear him to return to the active roster soon.” 

With this MLB breaking news, right-handed relief pitcher Alex McRae will now replace Robert’s spot on the active roster for tonight’s game against the Detroit Tigers. McRae signed a Minor League deal with the White Sox on January 8, 2020. His contract was purchased by the White Sox on September 5, 2020. He pitched three scoreless innings. McRae was designated for the assignment on September 29, the same day the White Sox were slated to play the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card round.

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The White Sox have been plagued with injuries, and Robert will be tough to replace. Robert has started all 21 games in center field for the 2021 season. While it is unknown when Robert is expected to return, we wish him a speedy recovery. 

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